Our Collective Power
The World’s First First Earth Day
Individuals mobilized for the future of the planet
Partners working to drive positive action
Our mission? To build the world’s largest environmental movement to drive transformative change for people and planet.
EARTHDAY.ORG’s mission is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide. Growing out of the first Earth Day in 1970, EARTHDAY.ORG is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 75,000 partners in over 190 countries to drive positive action for our planet.
our vision for change
Our world needs transformational change. It’s time for the world to hold sectors accountable for their role in our environmental crisis while also calling for bold, creative, and innovative solutions. This will require action at all levels, from business and investment to city and national government.
That’s where you come in: As an individual, you yield real power and influence as a consumer, a voter, and a member of a community that can unite for change.
Don’t underestimate your power. When your voice and your actions are united with thousands or millions of others around the world, we create a movement that is inclusive, impactful, and impossible to ignore.
This year marked the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Let’s make 2020 a year of energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to create a new plan of action for our planet. Earth Day 2020 can be the catalyst that galvanizes an unparalleled global collaboration.
Our Board of Directors
Meet the global leaders lending their expertise and creativity to the EARTHDAY.ORG Board of Directors.
HOW WE WORK
At every turn, EARTHDAY.ORG works to broaden the definition of “environment” to include issues that affect our health and our communities, such as greening deteriorated schools, creating green jobs and investment, and promoting activism to stop air and water pollution.
With our partner organizations, EARTHDAY.ORG provides civic engagement opportunities at the local, state, national and global levels around the world. Recognizing that climate change impacts vulnerable and marginalized communities first and most severely, EARTHDAY.ORG often works with low-income communities to bring their voices and issues into the movement.
* EARTHDAY.ORG is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
From its very inception, Earth Day has been about civil society mobilization:
In 1970, 20 million individuals — at the time, 10% of the U.S. population — mobilized to call for greater protections for our planet. This became the world’s first Earth Day.
In the 50 years since that first Earth Day, EARTHDAY.ORG has created civically oriented innovative programs with partners both inside and outside of the environmental movement to tackle new challenges. Our environmental campaigns mobilize individuals around the world on issues from voter registration to environmental education.
As we look beyond 2020 and the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, EARTHDAY.ORG is working with partners around the world to build a historic movement when citizens of the world will rise up in a united call for the creativity, innovation, ambition, and bravery that we need to meet our climate crisis and seize the enormous opportunities of a zero-carbon future.
The World’s Largest Movement Needs You
Join EARTHDAY.ORG and learn how you can take action in your own life to help end plastic pollution, fight climate change and protect our precious lands, air, water and wildlife.